As March 2015 unfolds we need to review important Biblical events that will begin this month. First the calendar God gave Moses will begin with it’s first month – Nisan. On our calendar this will be March 20, 2015.
“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” – Exodus 12:1,2
Fourteen days later, the Passover occurred in which the Hebrews were set free from the bondage of Pharaoh. This month is an epic month of beginnings: 1) beginning of God’s calendar of prophetic events in which He will make known His eternal plans not only for the Hebrew people but also for all mankind; 2) beginning of seven feasts that were His “appointed times” to meet with His people; and finally 3) the beginning of His “countdown” clock for lift-off, so to speak! Hidden within this calendar, this feast schedule, and the heavenly signs that accompany them are the mysteries of God’s plan of salvation for mankind. They are God’s 2nd witness. His first witness is the Mazarin signs in the heavenly constellations (now known as the Zodiac). He always confirms a thing in the mouth of two or three witnesses.
I marvel when considering that most people, Christians included, haven’t a clue to God’s all inclusive plans for mankind, even though they have been shown from the very beginning, as King David wrote –
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” – Psalm 19:1-4
For Christians, perhaps this is because so many of them have adopted the philosophy that God is finished with the Jews, so why bother with the Old Testament? But, the truth is, every part of God’s word is true and relevant, both Old and New Testament and as Jesus fulfilled the first four Biblical feasts, He will also fulfill last three feasts.
So we are about to enter the beginning month on God’s calendar – Nisan, which will occur this year on March 20th. The amazing fact is that this year on Nisan 1, an eclipse of the sun also occurs. So what, you ask? Throughout Scripture God refers to light as being good. The very first time the Spirit of God moved on the earth, He brought forth light –
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” – Genesis 1:2-4
God connects walking in the light with salvation and walking in darkness with damnation –
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7
For six millennium God has caused His light to shine on mankind, both good and bad. What if He took it away? For six millennium God’s Spirit has strove with man trying to reveal the way back to God – what if He removes His Spirit? David feared the danger in this and prayed –
“Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.” – Psalm 51:11
As this new Biblical year begins, it was introduced by two blood red moons occurring on Biblical feast days in 2014 along with the comet ISON, whose name means ‘disaster’. This years final two blood red moon cycle which will also occur on Biblical feast days will begin on Nisan 1 with an eclipse of the sun. God is reminding us that we are dependent on His light and that His light is known by His out-poured Spirit.
When Pentecost first occurred in the New Testament, the Holy Spirit was poured out on believers and Peter said it was the prophesy of Joel being fulfilled –
“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;” – Acts 2:16
But this was not all Joel said about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, he liked it to rain – a former and latter rain –
“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” – Joel 2:23
There will be two great outpourings and the latter, and much greater one, will occur in “the first month” – in Nisan! James associates the second coming of the Lord with this “latter” rain –
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” – James 5:7
Is God signaling to us the latter rain is about to begin? It may not happen exactly on Nisan 1 but it may be a harbinger of is soon arrival. Are you ready?